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released a story about -- the washington post released a story about what they called the black budget. it says u.s. intelligence services carried out 231 cyber operations in 2011, a theater of fined seven times in war, according to classified documents obtained by the post. it provides new evidence that the obama administration's
they want to keep that secret. thanks to this leak from edward snowd snowden, "the washington post" broke a blockbuster story and detailed for the first time what exactly is in the budget for the intelligence committee, including more than 21,000 employees at the cia. the first time we've seen this level. >> very fascinating reading that story. i know you looked over it. what stood out most for you?
years ago? >> "the washington post" calculate as best they could. it's difficult because we don't have historical information, either, like we didn't have this in the present day. this makes u.s. spending on intelligence now higher than it was even at the height of the cold war by, you know, $10 billion or so in current. >> really adds up when you put it together. thank you is much, amon.
>>> this week on "moyers and company" -- 50 years after the historic march on washington, we go back to the scene with john lewis, who spoke that day half a century ago. where you're standing now, looking out there, that's all the crowd. >> it was good to be in the presence of lincoln. and i feel honored to have an opportunity to come here almost 50 years later. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org.
georgia. recently, he and i returned to the national mall in washington to remember that day in 1963 and the march that changed america. >> people were all the way down. and you just saw hundreds and thousands of individuals. i'm john lewis, and i was the youngest speaker. ten of us spoke. i spoke number six. dr. king spoke number ten. and out of the ten people that spoke that day, i'm the only one still around. >> congratulations. >> what's that? >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> it was a great moment in american life. >> you were his friend? >> yeah. i got to know dr. king. i met him in 1958 when i was 18. but i first heard of him when i was 15 years old in the 10th grade. we worked together. we marched together. we got arrested together in selma, alabama. >> have you ever heard this story before? >> yes, i have. >> you have? >> i watched it on tv. >> you did? >> so you know about the sit-ins? the freedom ride? >> yeah. >> people marching for the right to vote? you know, i was on the march from selma to montgomery. i was beaten. on march 7th, 1965, a group of us, about
on anniversary of the march on washington, and the legacy of martin luther king jr.. series, first ladies, influence and image. over the next couple of hours, we will visit places with history curators. away fighting the revolutionary war, martha washington ran their plantation. >> it is clear that martha arrived at mount vernon in 1859 and there was a lot of management that she had to do. when she married george washington, she brings with her to mount vernon 12 housemates. that is really almost unimaginable luxury. these are slaves that are for the most part, not field labor, not producing crops, which is where your income is coming from. they are doing things like cooking, serving at table, clean the house, doing the laundry, doing selling, this is not productive labor in the sense that it is not productive income. she brings them with her and she brings financial resources to the marriage as well as her managerial skills. it makes mount vernon a successful operation and it makes it possible for washington to be away for eight years fighting a war. the fact that he has this support sys
communicators." how did you get this gig? >> reviewing tech products? i was a washington reporter for about 20 years and i'm still based in washington but i do not cover washington anymore. in those years, before i did tech i covered national security, the state department, economicsce agencies, , organized labor, environment, deputy bureau chief of "wall street journal." i picked up technology, computers as a hobby. 1980 -- 1981 and in 1991, at my request, i decided that the paper allowed me to switch what i was doing. even though i physically remained here in washington, i began an entirely different gig reviewing these tech products, not just hardware but software, , anything consumer that was digital. and i've been doing that for 23 years. >> if you give something a bad review, it doesn't affect sales of that product? does, but i do not think it always does. it has been written not by me but by others that if i give a good review of it will boost sales of the product. the best comparison is to a movie reviewer. the best movie reviewers will give sterling reviews to some movies that have a
>>> from washington, the mclaughlin group, the american original, for over three decades, the sharpest minds, best sources, hardest talk. >> issue one, labor pains. much of president obama's focus has been on the middle class and quote/unquote, better bargain. in terms of education, living standards and most notably, jobs. president obama chose an amazon.com warehouse as his venue. amazon announced it was adding 5,000 new workers to its company. >> should be doing everything we can to create more jobs with good pay. >> how good are the jobs at amazon warehouses? many are temporary and conditions are harsh. the pay is $11 an hour. >> the white house was asked prior to the visit, whether these were the kinds of jobs the president wanted to create. the director of the white house national economic council, responded for the president, quote, we should not denigrate any job or any work. people work at different jobs throughout their lives. families piece together, sometimes two, to have a degree of middle class security. >> was an amazon warehouse venue the proper chase? >> p
. the march on washington teaches us that we are not trapped by the mistakes of history. we are masters of our fate. it also teaches us that the promise of this nation will only be kept when we work together. we will have to reignite the embers of empathy and fellow feeling, the coalition of conscience that found expression in this place 50 years ago. i believe that spirit is there. that force inside each of us. i see it when a mother recognizes her own daughter in the face of a poor black child. i see it when the black youth think of his own grandfather in the dignified steps of an elderly white man. it is there when the nativeborn recognizes that striving spirit, when interracial couple connects the pain of a gay couple and experiences it as their own. that is were courage comes from. when we turn not from each other, or on each other, but towards one another and we find that we do not walk alone. that is were courage comes from. -- where courage comes from. [cheers and applause] with that courage, we can stand together for good jobs and just wages. we can stand together for the right to hea
of rowing wealth inequality. more on that later. it is friday, august 30. i am megan la paz and washington, d.c.. president obama and his cabinet are still delivering on whether or not the u.s. should become militarily involved in syria and to what extent. six jerry of state john kerry addressed the public reiterating administration rhetoric against bashar all assad. >> our concern is not just about some far off land oceans away. that is not what this is about. are concerned with the cause of the defenseless people of syria is about choices that will direct the effect our role in the world and our interest in the world. it is also profoundly about who we are. we are the united states of america. we are the country that has tried not always successfully but always tried to honor a set of universal values around which we have organized our lives and our aspirations. >> he went on to say the president said in syria will dictate how future regimes treat their people. as of right now president obama says no final decision has been made. >> i have said before and i meant what i said. the world h
's go now live to washington and our correspondent, max huffman. max,-on-made very clear that he wants to act, but he also wants congressional approval. how will he go about getting that, president obama? >> he's already started lobbying lawmakers. he started with his administration on thursday, last thursday through a briefing. there have been briefings since, there have been conferences. there are going to be more conferences and briefings on saturday. on sunday there will be the first classified briefing at congress for members of the house. all earlier briefings were by a telephone. and now he's going to have the first classified briefing. now we know why obama and his administration were seeking -- were aggressively pursuing convincing members of congress, convincing lawmakers -- that was kind of puzzling why they suddenly started doing that. that's because the president will seek congressional approval. >> max, how likely is congress to give president obama the approval he's looking for? >> that's completely up in the air. as you know, congress is made up of two chambers, and esp
>>> war talk. let's play "hardball." >> good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. it's about killing people. when all the words are spoken, the conversation about needing to enforce a red line to protect an international norm, any decision by president obama to bomb syria will kill people. it will kill the guys working the night shift, people just doing their jobs to put food on their family tables. daddy who went to work that morning will not be coming home because of what this president decides to do. the assad family will be okay, of course. the designers of that vogue magazine spread won't be anguished by this sight of this thoroughly western family lying on the floor. no. the people who will die in an american cruise missile attack will be the working, praying, little family people whose husbands do the cut work. war sucks, even in neat little bite-sized act of war like the one that might come any day now. and yet, and yet, how do we avoid this flagrant reality if we don't? those deciding in tehran right now whether to build a nuclear bomb are
administration makes the case action in syria. tonight, on "washington week." tough talk -- >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria, syrian regime. timing.ptoe >> i have not made a decision. i have gotten options from our military. gwen: and today, a fierce appeal to the american people. previous storms in history have gathered when unspeakable within our power to stop them, we have been warned temptations of looking the other way. gwen: the crisis over syria boiling point. britain bows out and the u.s. to weigh in.ns >> we have to act. once the red line has been crossed, once chemical weapons have been used, i believe the president has to take action. >> i definitely believe there be a vote. gwen: and syria prepares. >> we are in a state of war now preparing ourselves for the worst scenario. gwen: is the u.s. on the verge of limited but certain war? covering the week, peter baker times," johnork harwood of cnbc and the "new and indira , lakshmanan of bloomberg news. reporting andng itlysis, covering history as happens, live from our nation's cap
of the march on washington. the more about the watchmen the civil rights movement with rights previous -- reince priebus. it has been 50 years since the march on washington where martin luther king gave his "i have a dream" speech. now the commemoration cement -- ceremony with remarks from president obama, jimmy carter, and bill clinton. they spoke from the steps of the memorial. it is 4.5 hours. like sows everybody doing out there? it is a privilege to welcome you to a celebration and commemoration. on this day 50 years ago hundreds of thousands of people came together to be part of a call to action. it would defy not just the civil rights movement but it reminds us of who we are as americans. >> what is the dream? was delivered right here. imagine what it was like to be here 50 years ago. hundreds of thousands of people came together to be part of a call to action.there were rumors that coming here would be dangerous. there were fears that nobody would show up. in the end, it was a success because people believed in the power of standing for something. that speech by dr. king was not
. "washington journal" is next. >> our concern with the cause of the defenseless people of syria is a bout choices that will directly affect our goal in the world and our interests in the world. it is also profoundly about who we are. >> secretary of state kerry making the case for potential military strikes in syria as a response for the use of chemical weapons. president obama also speaking yesterday, saying he is still waiting operation -- us bill weighing options -- still weighing options. we want to hear from you about not only what was given, information wise, but if you are convinced by it. here is how you can weigh in this morning. republicans,for democrats,0 offor independents.or you can reach out to us on facebook, off of twitter, and at journal@c-span.org. it was a four-page document that was put out by the administration, showing some of the cases they are making as far as what they have found in syria. this is what was unclassified, not everything was put out there. you can also find this document at our website, c-span.org. a little bit from it -- also it says -- there is mor
on washington, 50 years on. tonight, the long journey of the civil rights movement, and its unfinished business. >> we have this, in my view, race-based partisan gridlock that denies the possibilities that america can do what we proved we could do in the 60s, which is tackle our toughest problem. >> brown: and we remember seamus heaney-- the nobel-prize winning poet who died today in his native ireland. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the obama administration today laid out its case, in detail, that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its own
in washington. that is not true. no doubt, it is a very big and complex job. it is literally a 24/7 job, that as my successor will soon learn, it is also one of the most rewarding jobs there is. what you do hear matters to the lives of people all across our great nation him and your decisions affect them in direct and tangible ways. you make sure their families are safe from terrorist threats, that their local first responders have equipment and training and funding, and that when disaster strikes people who have lost everything are given food and shelter and hope. and that thanks for that is not owed any single individual or cabinet secretary, but to that 240,000 dhs employees, many of whom work in tough conditions around the clock to accomplish our shared and noble mission, and that includes some who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. they are the backbone of your nation's homeland security, and over the past 4 1/2 years, it has been my pleasure to serve with them and build a more agile department of homeland security. i thank them, and i thank all of you. god bless you
. so he warned washington about this, set i can hardly see how we can win the hearts and minds of the iranians when we are starving them to death. we should try to find a way to provide them with food aid during the war. one of the most curious diplomatic appointments was the man he ultimately chose to be america's first full-time minister to saudi arabia. prior to that the prime minister dep to double the in saudi arabia. we didn't send anyone to saudi arabia, colonel william any. this is an interesting story, he was a lieutenant colonel in the marine corps and was elected to the are ministered to saudi arabia because he spoke arabic and we didn't have a lot of arabic speakers in the american government so this was a great opportunity to send an arabic speaker to the middle east, didn't matter if he was a marine corps officer. let me give a shameless promotion to my book one more time, that famous picture of president roosevelt meeting the king of saudi arabia. the interpreter, you see in his marine corps uniform, we were a little hard pressed to find people who had expertise
goodman in your first book "the exception to the rulers" you right and we we are quoting the "washington post" here that amy goodman is the journalist as uninvited guests. >> guest: we are not supposed to be a party to any party. we are journalists. there is a reason why our profession journalism is the only one explicitly protected by the u.s. constitution. we are supposed to be the check and balance on power. >> host: in-app look also war and peace, life and death. that is the role of the media in a democratic society to provide a forum for this discourse to do anything less is a disservice to the servicemen and service women of this country. >> guest: that's right. you know i had just flown in from denver where is that they national conference on media reform and when we flew into the airport at denver airport where people hold up signs when you come out to pick you up. as we were walking there were some soldiers there. they were going to be picking up the general and as we walked by they were waiting. i thought maybe the journalist behind me could see the sign for the general. we wen
talking a few minutes ago cross over to washington, and to our correspondent there. we heard an excerpt of what president obama had to say. what do you make of those comments? >> that was the most important part. he did not say that much, because he was meeting with the leaders of baltic states. the most important part was when he said that he had not made up his mind yet whether and when, and what kind of military strike the u.s. would take in syria. he assured the american public, no boots on the ground in syria. he said that twice. all administration officials are trying to convince the american public, this is not going to be a second a rack -- iraq. >> there were quite emphatic comments from john kerry, secretary of state. does this show that there is growing sentiment for military intervention in syria? >> absolutely. kerry speaks to the public, and the momentum starts building. it was a very powerful speech. he laid out the evidence that the americans have without going into detail, because much of it is classified. he tried to make the argument why it is the americans who should
. >> they clear the life for military strike. washington says the u.n. investigation will have a response which can come at any time. president obama said any strike would be narrow an limited. we report from washington. >> reporter: well, he hasn't decided what the to do with syria, u.s. president barack obama made it clear he will do something. even if allies like canada, france and germany don't go along. >> a lot of people think something should be done but nobody wants to do it. >> all indications are what to order and strike missiles in the mediterranean. >> he's a thur a thug and murdee pwa hair al assad. >> releasing a summary he says president bashar al assad is behind this attack. but the u.s. also says it has proof that syrian units are responsible for the chemical weapons for three days before the attacks. the rockets were fired from government-controlled areas in 12 location cans detailed by the opposition denailed this map provided ^py the white house. >> we also foe this many disturbing details about the aftermath. we know a senior regime official who knew about the attack confir
for a stop on the near side of washington and stockton. we generally support having four site stops. on this particular case we didn't feel it was safe because at the intersection and one bloke away there's 3 major construction projects that will be going on for several years. if the stop is on the far side it will create gridlock. we feel that further down the line open stockton that there was a variant to not eliminate parking but just to reduce the ladies and gentlemen of the jury, to two wired lanes we think that's a better solution. there's no need to pick a fight by removing parking. and finally we want again to caution that implementing transit signal priority technology can be both a good and bad thing. in chinatown over the last 36 years we found that we always try to reach a balance with the different uses. and if buses always get priority it would create gridlock again. thank you >> thank you. >> good afternoon i was given the privilege of speaking out of order so i'm not the person whose name appears after chin. i'm michael and i live on libl street. i'm an immigrant f
his speech in the rose garden in washington, all eyes and ears were trained on it, and the city came to life. it's interesting. the streets opened up. more traffic was out there. people started to go out here in beirut which has a bustling nightlife and the reaction in this town specifically is relief. now, we are also hearing some other things. >> we made a few phone calls. we have also some people down in the southern suburbs of beirut, hezbollah controlled the region and a lot of the folks are telling some of our sores down there that they believe this is a back-off, that perhaps the president was looking for a way to back out of the situation and that is what they think has occurred. now, it's anyone's guess. there is a lot of rhetoric being thrown away. there is -- thron around. there are a lot of opinions in this part of the world. thomas? >> could be some time, as you know, before u.s. congress takes action. do we expect to see an exdid you say from the syrian people? reporter: i don't think we expect a mass exodus in or out. i can tell you this, that earlier today, we spoke
miklashevski. joining me now, congressman jim mcdermott from washington state, par of the bipartisan movement that wants congress to vote before any action in syria. congressman, what was your reaction to john kerry's statements today? >> well, it sounds very much like iraq. we've got the drumbeat of war, and we're giving the -- they're giving us the bums rush that everything is all in line and everything is perfect. i remember colin powell going to the united nations and telling us the very same sort of thing. they knew everything. and you can see what we got out of iraq. i actually remember the attacks that bill clinton made on sudan and afghanistan back in 1995. those were also told that we were going to hit a munitions factory where they were making weapons of mass destruction, and we are rushing too fast. the congress should be brought in. we should all be made aware of what's going on. it should not be the president acting unilaterally. it is not his army. it is the army of the united states of america, and we are the ones who are sending them to war and we should vote to do it and take
. >>> war talk. let's play "hardball." good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. it's about killing people when all the words are spoken, all the conversation about needing to enforce a red line to protect an international norm, any decision by president obama to bomb syria will kill people. it will kill the guys working the nightschihift. people doing their jobs to put food on their family tables. daddy who went to work that morning will not be coming home because of what this president decides to do. the assad family will be okay, of course. the designers of that "vogue" magazine spread won't be angu h anguished by the sight of this thoroughly western family lying on the floor. no, the people who will die in an american cruise missile attack will be the working, praying little family people whose husbands do the scud work. war sucks. even in neat little bite-size act of war like the one that might come any day now. and, yet, and yet. how do we avoid this flagrant reality if we don't? those deciding in tehran right now whether to build a nuclear bomb
're trying to achieve. >> martha raddatz standing watch in washington. what about the syrian response tonight? abc's terry moran in the region for that. >> reporter: in damascus today, even as u.s. leaders made their case for an attack, the civil war didn't stop. it didn't even pause. government artillery pounding away at rebel positions. the shelling hindered u.n. inspectors as they concluded their investigation. elsewhere, people just went on with their lives. the lucky ones in cafes, others lining up for bread. but in the palace and the parliament, president bashar al assad and his government remain defiant, and well-fed. "syria won't surrender," declared the speaker of parliament. and now, another atrocity. >> what happened here almost defies words. >> reporter: the bbc's ian pannell reported from the scene of what appeared to be an incendiary bomb attack, allegedly carried out by a syrian air force jet on a school. >> they arrived like the walking dead. we don't know for sure what was in the bomb but the injuries and debris suggest something like napalm or thermite. >> reporter: the sh
not necessarily bring it about. >> with more on the syrian crisis, how it's playing out in washington, and what might happen next, we turn to john harwood. a lot of words out today. what more can we gleam about the timing of a possible strike against syria? basically, what happens now? >> they haven't signalled the timing, susiusie, but it looks e a strong likelihood we'll strike, sooner rather than later. the president leaves for st. petersburg on tuesday, the meeting at the g 20 and congress comes back on the 9th of september. i would be surprised if the strike has not happened before both of those things take place. >> and what do you expect the president to hear from the g 20 people if it hasn't happened by that time. you have a lot of the community they talked about today that has been very silent throughout this, john? >> they have been silent. the british house of commons voted down an authorization of force yesterday. the president got a call from prime minister of france and has the idea that the french are supporting the possibility of a u.s. action. i just got off the phone with a co
. and annoy a finale john has been an educateor he has been performing at the washington, d.c. on may 9th. ladies and gentlemen, the gentleman john james. >> i have to perform two pizza lovers song and you'll never walk alone it pays contribute attribute to my family to my grandparents and daughter four generates but to the immigrants and american born. so i'm going to begin with the butterfly love song. long before shakespeare wrote this there's a famous chinese leniently who are forces to separate and die of traffic circumstances and return to life as butterflies. from that legion there's a chinese melody that originated from all the women in 1923 and that chinese melody later became the theme for the butterflies violin concerto. i honor this from china representing the generation of my grand parents who were chinese immigrants in the united states. i trofrm this in an expression of my own. >> don't confuse me. (clapping). ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in ma ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in (clapping) >> after my father died
to apples comparison. mitt has a 5,400 word essay for devoted to him in the washington post. in that essay we learn stop the press seeing 15 he cut some boys here and we learned at the same data barack obama switched his position on the rights and the boy allegedly was a homosexual. the story isn't switching his position. the point is that we have to cover that was a homophobe half never -- never mind he is now deceased. his family disputed that story. that's what we needed to know about mitt's youth. san newspaper, 5,500 words on barack obama as you if. we learned he loved basketball. that's the take away. this is a newspaper that would love to to do muckraking but they can't because all of you know that he left basketball. barack obama left something else. he wrote about it in his own book. he loved to do pot. he wrote all about it. how in the world writing a 5,500 word essay on barack obama's high school years could you of it that? if that isn't biased by omission, i don't know what is. if this isn't cataclysmic is this something that caused the election in 2004? it was the plant in 201
weapons, leaders in washington and paris are playing it cautious. syrian intervention? not so fast. we will hear what the world's newspapers have been saying in our media watch segment. in it -- newsroom let's say hello to press. >> the rhetoric on syria, going down a notch, the solution, they say, the goal for a military response. david cameron makes his legal and moral case in the strong opposition against the united nations been unthinkable. one of the most wanted people in india has been arrested. arrested in connection with a series of deadly bombings. >> we start with syria and the united nations council reconvening, coming back from an immediate response. on the ground chemical experts have been at work in damascus and have been called back. washington, london, and paris continued to mull their options. they have promised the country would defend itself against serious aggression. >> on the ground and in the suburbs, recent footage showed a team of weapons inspectors. the un secretary general is keeping a close eye on the events. >> it appears that diplomacy should be given a ch
of the united states. >> joining me from washington. cnn senior white house correspondent jim acosta and dana bash and barbara starr. da dana i'm going to start with you. how much do you think pressure had on the president's decision? what has it pure politics here too? >> there's no question it was a significant factor, not the only factor. it's impossible to say that because there's so many weighing on the president's decision. not the least of which what is happening on the international level but my understanding in talking to several senators who are on phone calls and briefings over the past few days with top obama officials is that the pressure really was mounting. not just from republicans and not just from aennti-war libera democrats from saying you have to come to congress. if this is not something that's dire and if it were, the strikes would have happened 24, 48 hours ago, you have to come to congress and get authority from us. that absolutely was a factor. the question is whether or not the president is going to regret this decision because if he doesn't get the votes in the hous
susteren live from washington, d.c. in six seconds. >> greta: this is a fox news alert it could happen at any moment. the commander and chief sending a clear message that he, quote: has an obligation to act on syria. although at this hour the president insisting he has not made up his mind, fox's leland vittert is following development in the region from jerusalem. leland, what is the latest there? >> greta it, certainly seems like it is going to happen at night and every night since this crisis has begun. people here in israel and around the region have waited almost with baited breath trying to see and think when the u.s. might strike. in fact, the newspapers here in israel probably have it the best the headlines here in hebrew now comes the tense wait people lining up for gas masks. people lined up yesterday to pick up gas masks in case president assad decides to make good on his threat to have tel aviv burn if he is attacked. obviously the syrians have a large chemical weapons stockpile which they could draw from if think chose a tack israel. not everyone got gas masks the u.s. mi
. joining me now, congressman jim mcdermott from washington state, par of the bipartisan movement that wants congress to vote before any action in syria. congressman, what was your reaction to john kerry's statements today? >> well, it sounds very much like iraq. we've got the drumbeat of war, and we're giving the -- they're giving us the bums rush that everything is all in line and everything is perfect. i remember colin powell going to the united nations and telling us the very same sort of thing. they knew everything. and you can see what we got out of iraq. i actually remember the attacks that bill clinton made on sudan and afghanistan back in 1995. those were also told that we were going to hit a munitions factory where they were making weapons of mass destruction, and we are rushing too fast. the congress should be brought in. we should all be made aware of what's going on. it should not be the president acting unilaterally. it is not his army. it is the army of the united states of america, and we are the ones who are sending them to war and we should vote to do it and take responsibi
congressional correspondent mike emmanuel with more details joining us live from washington. busy day there. >> no question about that, jamie. after calls from many members of congress, they should be called back to debate and vote on an authorization of the use of force, the white house is it providing lawmakers with classified briefings on syria, and in the rose garden a short time ago, the commander in chief said he looks forward to the debate. >> that's why i made a second decision. i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american people's representatives in congress. the last several days, we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. so this morning, i spoke with all four congressional leaders, and they've agreed to schedule a debate and then a vote as soon as congress comes back into session. >> immediate reaction from the house republican leadership is they are glad the president is seeking authorization. and in a statement said in consultation with the president we expect the house to consider a measure the week of septe
>>> i'm wolf blitzer in washington. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to our special coverage this hour of the crisis in syria. president obama's about to make a major statement when it comes to syria. we expect him to be in the white house rose garden. there you see live picture frs the rose garden in about 15 minutes or so. we're told the statement will not necessarily suggest an imminent u.s. military strike, but rather an update about his decisions on how to proceed in syria. he's been meeting all morning with his top national security advisers at the white house. all this came earlier in the day, the signals were clearly there, even yesterday, officials started arriving at the white house today to go in the situation room, including the vice president, the secretary of defense, chuck hagel, the secretary of state, john kerry. the national security adviser to the president. the top military commanders as well. they've been meeting in the white house. there you see general martin dempsey. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. there's a
. >> chief washington correspondent, james rosen here in washington. monitoring the united nations angle. i will show the reaction there and movements that are happening. >> essentially right now, you have two parallel tracks going. israeli military is on high alert. they have moved their iron dome batteries here into position to protect tel aviv. remember, president assad has said if he is hit he will strike back. tel aviv will burn and thousands of people line up to get gas masks. syrians say television is broadcasting all sorts of propaganda in terms of what they will do in retaliation and also showing off a lot of their military might that they have. it is very significant in terms of regional abilities here. had have a lot of scud missiles they could use to retaliate and obviously have zpangs other military hardware on the goalla heights. they have chemical weapons we heard on the move. one of the things that's -- grave concern to the israelis here is that over the past five or six days that the discussion in washington has gone on so publicly is that has given a lot of time for the sy
.s. strike, protesters around the world. washington, d.c., france, london. some of the places people are taking to the street to the voi voice their opinion of no military action. hundreds taking part in these rallies. as we've mentioned, president obama has said any possible attacks would be limited and aim at punishing syrian president assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons. >>> and it can be traced back to february, 2011. 15 teenagers inspiring writing anti-graffiti on the walls. arrested and thrown in prison. about month later, syrian troops fired into a group. several people killed in august of 2012. one year ago president obama said the syrian regime's use of chemical weapons would be a red line. and just this past june, the obama administration announced it would send small arms and ammunitions to syrian rebels. sort of the response to the red line. u.n. inspectors leaving damascus after collecting samples from chemical weapons attacks. how long they are saying they -- before they'll have results is unclear, plus we're going have a live report on today's briefing on the
and andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom. andrea, after that speech, is there any turning back? >> reporter: no, there is not. before kerry's speech he was at the white house with the president, the other national security advisers talking about the intelligence. and they say this is what is different, the scale of the attack, the incredible number of casualties you just saw. second, the size of the target area. this intelligence map shows 12 separate locations that were hit. it is a highly coordinated attack. and third, they had spy satellites tracking the rockets from government launchers to where they landed. finally, they say assad's command and control was established from those intercepted communications you heard about revealing they've prepared to use chemicals. they told their own commanders to put on gas masks the day of the attack, and command ers a senior official is overheard telling troops to hide the evidence afterwards from the u.n. with all of that, they say, if this president did not act, it would just be inviting assad and others to again use chemicals. >> an
visited all of us to the 50 anniversary in washington that martin luther king addressed look at ago and also many members of the community and the mayor attended and it's a good thing to celebrate that in san francisco. i think there's a lot of connections and they're still the issues of today. and that's it >> anything further please call our next item. >> 2 d commission of schedule of items for further meetings action. >> just a couple next wednesday at the legion of honor at 6:00 p.m. we'll hold our metal of vail ceremony. it gives awards to the heroic police officers for this year september 4th. and september 11th we'll be back at city hall room 4 hundred >> inspector in terms of the calendar is it correct that we're not having a community meeting in september because of that? >> in lieu of the ceremony correct and so could we schedule to put on the agenda for the fourth wednesday meeting in september i think it's the 25th the scheduling resolution please. you're welcome. >> i think i have to wait to be recognized. >> all right. okay. the domestic violence d go if we're n
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be narrow and limited. we have reports from washington. >> reporter: well insisting he hasn't decided what to do in syria, president obama has made it clear he will do something. even if traditional allies do not go along. >> part of the challenge a that we end up with here is that everybody thinks something should be done but nobody will do it. >> where a thug and a murderer like bashar al-assad. >> reporter: secretary john kerry described the evidence but did not provide any, ned releasing a summary that he says proves that bashar al-assad are behind the attacks. but the u.s. says it has proof that detailed in the map provided by the white house. >> we also know many disturbing details about the aftermath. we know that a senior regime official who knew about the attack confirmed that chemical weapons were used by the regime. reviewed the impact, and actually was afraid that they would be discovered. we know this. >> reporter: what they admit they don't have, physical evidence from the scene, and they don't have hard evidence that assad ordered this attack. all of the allegations are bein
there is no doubt that he the decision maker. al jazeera, washington. >> although the obama administration did not release all of its findings it did say its intelligence is based on eyewitness accounts and syrian troop movement. new this morning a response on syria from a key ally of syria's, russian president vladimir putin according to routers he is urging the u.s. not to attack. he also claimed used kem scal weapons on its own people "utter nonsenses." he calls on the u.s. to present to the u.n. security council, and that president obama should consider the potential innocent victims of an attack on syria. as the obama administration weighs whether to take military action in syria, a new poll suggests americans are divided on whether the u.s. should intervene. the nbc news poll asked americans whether the u.s. should launch an attack on syria in response to the chemical weapons attack four% said yes, but 50% said more. but more supported military action when told the attack would not include ground troops or aircraft. 50% supported that kind of limited attack. 44% opposed it. and when it c
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